PullRequest Receives $2.3M by Google Ventures

PullRequest Receives $2.3M by Google Ventures

PullRequest, a company providing code review as a service, announced a $2.3 million seed round in December. It was led by Google`s new fund Gradient Ventures.

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PullRequest, a company providing code review as a service, announced a $2.3 million seed round in December 2017.The funding round was led by Google`s new AI-focused fund Gradient Ventures.

PullRequest has reportedly gathered on-demand code reviewers who check for bugs, security issues, coding standards and performing problems. Company founder Lyal Avery said the company plans to extend beyond the code reviewing service by bringing automation to the coding process.

Another company participating in the round is Slack, a platform that connects teams with apps, services, and resources they need to get work done. It is maybe unsurprising since PullRequest uses a Slack bot to inform developers when one of the automation pieces needs updating. The project is still in Alpha testing, but Avery told Tech Crunch that this would be the general direction of the company from now on.

While automation seems to be on the roadmap of the company, Avery doesn`t think that humans will be replaced anytime soon. Instead, he plans using the data to automate the repair of common problems. Speaking to Tech Crunch, he said: “At the end of the day, it’s about how efficiently we drive code review.“

The newly received funding will be used to grow the company by hiring more employees. At the time of the funding announcement, PullRequest had a total of six employees, 1000 companies, and 1900 reviewers, according to Tech Crunch`s report.

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